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Tooth decay is your child’s smile’s number one enemy. It’s probably your child’s number one enemy as well. No kid wants to undergo treatment with the dental drill because they decided to let tooth decay take over their smile. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your child prevent dental cavities on their little chompers.

The first thing you can do is make sure your child’s smile gets cleaned twice a day. This means your child needs to keep up on oral hygiene regularly. Make sure they brush twice a day and floss once a day. This can help your child remove decay-causing bacteria and substances from the teeth and gums frequently.

The second thing you can do is bring your child into Dental Arts of Frederick to visit their dentist, Dr. Kevin Oakes, every six months. This is important because a treatment we provide can help your child’s teeth prevent tooth decay development. This treatment is a fluoride treatment. It will strengthen and nourish the tooth enamel so it can fight bacteria. We also provide another treatment that will deeply clean your child’s smile, removing harmful bacteria from the mouth.

The third thing you can do is avoid swapping oral bacteria with your child, which means you can’t swap saliva. Now, this might seem like an odd tip, but it’s more common than you might think. Swapping saliva typically occurs when you share utensils, toothbrushes, food, and drinks. So, please avoid doing so.

For more information and details about how to help your child maintain a cavity-free smile in Frederick, Maryland, please call Dental Arts of Frederick at 301-663-5552. Our dental team wants your child to have the best smile possible because they deserve it. We look forward to helping you!